Alleged dealer arrested in Lorain overdose death

Posted at 1:23 PM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 13:23:42-04

An alleged dealer accused of selling a fatal dose of heroin to a Lorain man earlier this month has been arrested for involuntary manslaughter.

Police responded to a home in the 2200 block of West 14th Street on April 3 for a report of an unresponsive man. 

During the investigation, officers learned the man had overdosed on drugs, suspected to be heroin. 

The man, 53-year-old Charles Everett, was taken to Mercy Hospital before being flown to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police learned Everett had purchased the drugs from 52-year-old Christopher Linder of Lorain. 

Linder was charged with corrupting another with drugs and involuntary manslaughter and arrested on April 8.